Pillory of the Sleepless


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Masters 25 (A25) None
Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2) Uncommon
Guildpact (GPT) Common

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Pillory of the Sleepless

Enchantment — Aura

Enchant creature

Enchanted creature can't attack or block.

Enchanted creature has "At the beginning of your upkeep, you lose 1 life."

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Pillory of the Sleepless Discussion

ClockworkSwordfish on Down The Drain

1 month ago

It might feel like it's contributing more to your gameplan, but there's really no reason to play Contaminated Bond over Pacifism. If your opponent can justify attacking or blocking in exchange for losing three life, he will - Pacifism doesn't even give him that choice.

If you want a card that does both, look no further than Pillory of the Sleepless! It locks a creature down and slowly drains your opponent's life.

On that note, Predator's Gambit is also a straight upgrade over Unholy Strength. You never know when it might come up!

PonchoLibre on Lifegain LOLZ

1 month ago

If you want to inch towards a more drain and gain over several turns here are a few ideas you might want to consider

Stab Wound, Pillory of the Sleepless, One Thousand Lashes, Visions of Brutality, Agent of Masks, and Sinister Possession

If you want to proceed along a more lifegain based creature buff type thing then you might want to consider

Fiendslayer Paladin, Authority of the Consuls, Fumigate, Blind Obedience, and Ajani's Pridemate

ClawhammerLobotomoy on Deck of infinite life

3 months ago

The idea is nice. Seems like you're going for a word soup thing with Odric, Lunarch Marshal also.

I'd suggest looking into Sacred Cat as a one drop with lifelink that you can get back if it dies.

Since you're running Mastermind's Acquisition you should be able to throw some of the 'what if' cards into the sideboard only, and grab them when needed.For example, Grand Abolisher is a great side board card, but could just fizzle if the opponent doesn't interact on your turn much.

That goes for Authority of the Consuls as well. If the opponent doesn't have any creatures, it is a dead card in your main deck. You could remove both copies from the main and have one in the side board and just grab it with Mastermind.

I'd argue that Kambal, Consul of Allocation could possibly be the same here. if the opponent is a creature heavy deck, it wouldn't do much work.

I think you should look into cutting down some of the creatures to balance it with some non-creature spells as well.

Fatal Push is a stupid good removal card if you have the cash.

I love Aetherflux Reservoir as a win condition. If you can get the combo off, it is great, but this deck might be a bit slow for that. I've typically only seen/played this as the win-con in some white artifact "storm" decks. In fact, I have one that I mess with on MTGO. Aetherflux storm

Maybe look into going towards a control/prison style archetype and adding cards like

These will just deny the opponent any actions while you set things up.

I'm not that great at building decks, so don't take anything I say as gospel or anything.

DaFerra on A curse o' both your houses!

3 months ago

I see Pillory of the Sleepless fitting in this deck

Austin_Smith_of_Cards on Grim Enchants

3 months ago

A W/B enchantment Pauper deck with Grim Guardian always appealed to me, so this list is pretty cool. A couple things:

Spiteful Returned is not pauper-legal. It has only been printed at uncommon. I'd probably replace with Hopeful Eidolon or Baleful Eidolon.

Pillory of the Sleepless is much stronger than Stab Wound. You want to maximize life drain while also removing the creature, which it executes far better than SW.

Including a copy or two of Unmake to the sideboard is strong backup removal in case your opponents are heavy on enchantment hate and your O-Rings no longer work.

Snap157 on Any ideas for this Black/White Vamp deck?

3 months ago

Okay- lets get you set up.

Your commander is cool, and his main thing going for him is providing constant removal. His main downside is his mana cost and the fact that he costs 9 mana the second time you cast him. Personally I would use Vona, Butcher of Magan to have better removal and a lower cost. Don't worry about her life loss- you start at 40 and have the two best colors for lifegain.

You're creatures look really good, but I would use only vampires, (although leave Crypt Ghast in because he's awesome, and only keep Ulamog in there if you have mill in your playgroup). Other than that, throw out the non vamp creatures (should be 2 of them) and add in Sanctum Seeker and Necropolis Regent.

You do have some weaker vampires that could use some tweaking. Dark Impostor and Falkenrath Noble are fun, but require too much effort to really impact the board. Thief of Blood can also mess up your board. I would replace these with Liliana of the Dark Realms, Sorin, Solemn Visitor, and Sorin, Grim Nemesis.

One of the advantages of playing Black White is your access to enchantments. You're missing a few staples, including Exquisite Blood (To go infinite with Sanguine Bond), Phyrexian Arena, and Axis of Mortality goes very very well with Vona. I would get rid of some boardwipes to make room. Can't forget the classic Ghostly Prison as well.

Your removal is powerful, but much too expensive. I would take out Iona's Judgment, Grisly Spectacle, Pillory of the Sleepless and Mindcrank to make room for Path to Exile, Anguished Unmaking, Vindicate and Unmake.

If you find that the loss of life is too much, I would take out Trepanation Blade and Oversold Cemetery and Anowon, the Ruin Sage to fit in Sanguine Sacrament, Debt to the Deathless, and Boon Reflection

For your mana base, watch the video linked and follow his instruction. Tolarian is one of the best mtg sources available. Click here

Hope this helps, good luck!

Aenderan on Nightsky Aggro

3 months ago

@Pscioed, I've been liking Pillory of the Sleepless in the current meta, due to its aggressive nature. In my first iteration of the deck, I was also running Castigates, but I needed a bit more security in the games I rely on Extort to get there.

Pscioed on Nightsky Aggro

3 months ago

I've been running a deck like this for a while, and I like what you built here. I haven't played Pillory of the Sleepless, does that one work well for you?

I took to running Castigate mainboard, it's just so good in almost every matchup.

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